Keeping children safe is your business, our business, it's everyone's business.
The work to protect children and young people from abuse and neglect is overseen by the Stockton-on-Tees Local Safeguarding Children Board (SLSCB).
If you have concerns that a child or young person is being abused or neglected, or that they may be at risk of harm, you should contact one of the following services.
The Children's Hub provides information, advice and guidance on services and support for children, young people and families.
Telephone: 01429 284284 (please note the Hartlepool dialling code)
The Emergency Duty Team provides an out-of-hours response to emergency situations involving child protection, child care, mental health and other adult care service matters.
Telephone: 08702 402994 (For outside office ours)
In an emergency contact the Police.